As shown, by research, the surname Gardner has originated from England and Germany. In England, the name is as old as the Anglo Saxon tribes. It is an occupational name and it was initially given to someone who worked as a Gardner. In England, the family was first found to be living in Oxford shire. According to German tradition, the surname Gardner originated from the region of Bavaria and is also considered to be an occupational name and derived from the German word “Gartner” meaning Gardner.